Mulch is often called a gardener's "best friend" — and for good reason! In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants.
Bee nesting boxes provide homes for bees to raise their young in. Like a beehive, bee nesting boxes help bees produce honey and pollinate nearby crops, supply housing for bees, and mitigate the effects of colony collapse disorder.
Fund pollinator-related research at Virginia Tech by providing resources and tools to our researchers! Some research programs might include assessing our current pollinator levels, best management practices research, and bee behavior research.